The Chesapeake Bay has warmed by almost three degrees in the past 70 years. So, what does a warming climate mean for the fish species that reside in the Chesapeake Bay?
Dr. David Secor, a fisheries ecologist and Regents Professor at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, discusses the nursery role of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and what might happen as the region's water temperatures continue to climb.
Video by Will Parson
Additional footage by Matt Rath and Steve Droter
Photographs of spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) and bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) courtesy: SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC
Photograph of croaker courtesy Scott Sherrill-Mix (flickr.com/photos/scottsm/8748863005)
Music by Podington Bear and Chris Zabriskie